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Blog entry by ccpenco posted 02-27-2009 09:45 AM 747 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

hi everyone, i’m new to lumber jocks and i just want to say thanks for the warm welcomes. here’s a little about me.

my name is aidan and i’m 14. (i know, pretty young) my family has a history of woodworking and i grew up around it all my life. I’m primarily a wood turner and i sell turned pens that i inlay. A couple months back i decided i wanted to try other forms of woodworking so during my search for info on box making, etc. i came upon Lumber jocks. so that’s why i’m here now and i’m just excited to see if any of you have any tips, etc for me!

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#1 posted 02-27-2009 10:28 AM

Welcome aboard! Being so young, you can save yourself a lot of grief hanging out here and forgetting cars and girls for a few years!! :-) Keep you fingers out of the table saw and your thumb out of the way of the hammer!! Just a few words from a gray beard.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 02-27-2009 10:34 AM

Hi Aiden. The combined age of the people on this site is about 331,760 yrs if they have all been honest, so if you can,t find it here you won,t find it anywhere ( ok I guessed the age thing)

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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#3 posted 02-27-2009 10:47 AM

kiwi1969, probably closer to 500,000 :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 02-27-2009 01:11 PM

welcome and I hope you will share some tips on pens, selling, and other tips that you have learned thus far.
(and yes there is lots of wisdom here at LJ)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 02-27-2009 01:25 PM

Welcome Aidan,
As MsDebbie says, We hope you share as well.

Nobody here knows it all, and even a 14-year old can teach something to some of us.

-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.

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#6 posted 02-27-2009 01:39 PM

Welcome Aidan! I’m always glad to see someone from the younger generation that wants to keep woodworking by hand alive. Very glad you could join us!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#7 posted 02-27-2009 02:17 PM

Welcome Aidan. It is great to have you on board. It is refreshing to see someone your age who is so focused and an accomplished turner as well. It is good to see someone your age into something other than sitting in front of a WII all day.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Mark Shymanski

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#8 posted 02-27-2009 03:59 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks Aidan!.
Aggregate/No. of LJs = mean age
331760/8298 = about 40
500000/8298 = about 60 I’m gonna stick with the aggregate age of 331,760, but my birthday is on Sunday so it pushes me a bit closer to the second aggregate age ;-)

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#9 posted 02-27-2009 06:25 PM

Welcome Aidan!

I, too, and looking forward to seeing your work and learning from you. Please post your projects so we can all drool over them.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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